League of Women Voters

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League of Women Voters,

voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization. The league was organized to educate American women in the intelligent use of their newly won suffrage. At its founding the league was primarily concerned with the status and rights of women, but it later broadened its interests to encompass the improvement of the entire political, economic, and social structure of the nation. It has directed its educational and research campaigns to those ends on local, state, and national levels. Formerly limited to female membership, the league voted in 1974 to accept men as full members. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization has some 110,000 members.
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The Ford negotiator should deal with Powell directly, not an intermediary such as the LWV.
The Ford campaign clearly was not going to trust the Carter campaign, but to not trust the sponsor of the debates, in this case the LWV, made negotiating much more difficult.
The Ford campaign's hesitation in defaulting to the LWV as the only sponsor for the debates was not completely unfounded.
Much like Carter did in his response to Ford's challenge on August 19, Ford was trying to negotiate through the press, trying to set the agenda for the first meeting between the LWV and the representatives of the candidates.
The LWV was determined to contain the negotiations to a handful of meetings, unlike the dozen it took to negotiate the 1960 debates.
Karayn was checking with the LWV's leadership to see what the priorities of the LWV were going into the negotiations.
The LWV negotiating team discussed the legalities, such as invitees and funding, surrounding the debates (Duval 1976e).
The LWVs of Arlington Heights (IL), Berea and Madison Counties (KY), Duluth (MN), Elmhurst (IL), the Hamptons (NY), Highland Park (IL), Jackson County (IL), Kalamazoo (MI), La Plata County (CO), LaGrange (IL), Montezuma County (CO), Salt Lake City (UT), San Jose/Santa Clara (CA), Snohomish County (WA), Sumter County (SC) and Tyler/Smith County (TX) are participating.
Statement: LWV membership is critical to the future.
The LWV can block partisan noise by marshalling the voice of more voters to practice democracy.
org, and communicating with voters, the media and the LWV community about our election reform efforts.
The LWV of South Hampton and Norfolk Roads, VA, has launched the year-long Judicial Education and Awareness Project (JEAP) to provide these communities with comprehensive exposure to such issues as the separation of powers, checks and balances, and the importance of protecting a fair and independent judiciary.